While he was sleeping from exhaustion, Heber’s wife Jael took a tent peg, grabbed a hammer, and went silently to Sisera. She hammered the peg into his temple and drove it into the ground, and he died.
The craftsman encourages the metalworker;
the one who flattens with the hammer
supports the one who strikes the anvil,
saying of the soldering, “It is good.”
He fastens it with nails so that it will not fall over.
“Is not My word like fire”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and like a hammer that pulverizes rock?
How the hammer of the whole earth
is cut down and smashed!
What a horror Babylon has become
among the nations!
1 Kings 6:7
The temple’s construction used finished stones cut at the quarry so that no hammer, chisel, or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.
He decorates it with silver and gold.
It is fastened with hammer and nails,
so it won’t totter.
You are My battle club,
My weapons of war.
With you I will smash nations;
with you I will bring kingdoms to ruin.